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Possible new record sheep
Wild Sheep
Contributors to this thread:
Hessticles 31-Oct-18
trkyslr 31-Oct-18
kota-man 31-Oct-18
Zbone 31-Oct-18
loesshillsarcher 31-Oct-18
Shrewski 31-Oct-18
BOWUNTR 31-Oct-18
midwest 31-Oct-18
otcWill 31-Oct-18
elkmtngear 31-Oct-18
Southern draw 31-Oct-18
Kurt 31-Oct-18
Treeline 31-Oct-18
MichaelArnette 31-Oct-18
BC173 31-Oct-18
Bigpizzaman 31-Oct-18
Trial153 31-Oct-18
APauls 31-Oct-18
sitO 31-Oct-18
powder 31-Oct-18
Bowboy 31-Oct-18
bighorn 31-Oct-18
T Mac 31-Oct-18
Buffalo1 31-Oct-18
Ironbow-cell 31-Oct-18
Treeline 31-Oct-18
IdyllwildArcher 31-Oct-18
grizzly 31-Oct-18
Heat 31-Oct-18
sdantlers 31-Oct-18
DL 31-Oct-18
Adventurewriter 01-Nov-18
sdantlers 01-Nov-18
pav 01-Nov-18
njbuck 01-Nov-18
dmann 01-Nov-18
KSBOW 01-Nov-18
wildwilderness 01-Nov-18
Adventurewriter 01-Nov-18
Brotsky 01-Nov-18
BOWNBIRDHNTR 02-Nov-18
sticksender 02-Nov-18
Kurt 02-Nov-18
smarba 02-Nov-18
grizzly 02-Nov-18
Robear 03-Nov-18
Trial153 03-Nov-18
Treeline 03-Nov-18
sdantlers 03-Nov-18
BOWUNTR 03-Nov-18
Treeline 03-Nov-18
Bou'bound 03-Nov-18
Paul@thefort 03-Nov-18
Ermine 03-Nov-18
Seahorse 04-Nov-18
Nick Muche 06-Nov-18
elkstabber 07-Nov-18
Halibutman 07-Nov-18
Halibutman 07-Nov-18
bowana 711 09-Nov-18
NvaGvUp 09-Dec-18
fishnride 09-Dec-18
Fauntleroy 09-Dec-18
Mark Watkins 11-Dec-18
Deflatem 11-Dec-18
ground hunter 11-Dec-18
NvaGvUp 11-Dec-18
Brotsky 11-Dec-18
NvaGvUp 12-Dec-18
NvaGvUp 12-Dec-18
Tim Hoeck 28-Jan-19
t-roy 28-Jan-19
Bigdan 28-Jan-19
bill v 28-Jan-19
BOWUNTR 28-Jan-19
SoDakSooner 29-Jan-19
Brotsky 29-Jan-19
Rut Nut 05-Jun-19
duvall 05-Jun-19
midwest 05-Jun-19
Brotsky 05-Jun-19
Charlie Rehor 05-Jun-19
Kodiak 05-Jun-19
From: Hessticles
31-Oct-18

Hessticles's embedded Photo
Hessticles's embedded Photo
Clayton killed this beast in South Dakota, from what I heard it will(drying period) be the new WR archery ram, and come close to B&C record.

From: trkyslr
31-Oct-18
Amazing ram !!!! Dream come true hunt and species rt there.

From: kota-man
31-Oct-18
WOW...What a great ram...Beautiful.

From: Zbone
31-Oct-18
Wow, congrats to hunter... Cool Picture too...

31-Oct-18
Gorgeous!! congrats!!

From: Shrewski
31-Oct-18
Gorgeous. Congratulations and glad to see a regular Joe got it on a draw tag.

From: BOWUNTR
31-Oct-18
Awesome... Congratulations. Ed F

From: midwest
31-Oct-18
Wow! We saw sheep in the Badlands but the hunting is in the Black Hills, correct?

From: otcWill
31-Oct-18
Heart stopper! Congrats to the hunter

From: elkmtngear
31-Oct-18
Dear Lord!

Amazing Ram, and a beautiful Photo!

31-Oct-18
Congrats to him!

From: Kurt
31-Oct-18
WOW! Congratulations to the hunter!!!!!! Super ram!

From: Treeline
31-Oct-18
Awesome ram! So amazing how well those sheep are doing out in that country! Huge THANK YOU out to WSF and the state game and fish for putting and keeping sheep in that spectacular country!

31-Oct-18
Love that it could have been any of us lucky enough to draw the tag. Congrats to the hunter and great picture!

From: BC173
31-Oct-18
Heck of a Ram and photo!!

Awesome

From: Bigpizzaman
31-Oct-18
Ramzilla!!! Congrats!!

From: Trial153
31-Oct-18
Dream ram right there. Congrats to him

From: APauls
31-Oct-18
Wow!! Bomber!!

From: sitO
31-Oct-18
It's a great ram and story! I think the Rockhouse Motion guys were there, so we'll likely see a great video down the line as well.

From: powder
31-Oct-18
Who is clayton? Is he a regular here on Bowsite? Great looking Ram.

From: Bowboy
31-Oct-18
What a toad!

From: bighorn
31-Oct-18
He's a Dandy! Congrats!

From: T Mac
31-Oct-18
That ram is a beast! congrats to Clayton

From: Buffalo1
31-Oct-18
Super dandy ram!! The photo says it all. Congrats

From: Ironbow-cell
31-Oct-18
Outstanding!

From: Treeline
31-Oct-18
Pretty sure the draw sheep tags are Resident only in SD.

I seem to remember at least a couple of years where an non-resident could apply, but that didn’t last long. I believe there is a tag for SD that goes up for auction at WSF or GSCO.

Bet the price for that puppy will jump substantially for the next one!

Not sure who Clayton is or whether he got lucky in the draw or bought the auction tag, but thinking that smile is gonna pretty much be tattooed to his face after that ram! I know it would be for me!

31-Oct-18
Wow, what a monster

From: grizzly
31-Oct-18
i think this was the first year that a section of the badlands was added on to an existing sheep unit. Very few tags. Good looking sheep. Congrats

From: Heat
31-Oct-18
Holy smokes!

From: sdantlers
31-Oct-18
Sheep tags are residents only for the draw. The auction tag is for the Custer Co. unit and is open for non-residents to apply. This is the first year for the unit next to the Badlands.

From: DL
31-Oct-18

DL's Link
WSF article on South Dakota sheep.

01-Nov-18
ljkerhkajgnakjfgnk;rjagnkadjncn That is the sound of me babbling after seeing that sheep...amazing.....

From: sdantlers
01-Nov-18
DL, that article is on North Dakota sheep.

From: pav
01-Nov-18
What a toad! Congrats to the bowhunter!

From: njbuck
01-Nov-18
What a ram, congrats to the lucky hunter.

From: dmann
01-Nov-18
Wow, monster ram

From: KSBOW
01-Nov-18
What a monster!

01-Nov-18
Very impressive. For the sheep experts, how many rings do you see on the rt horn? Doesn't look too old?

01-Nov-18
Wild wilderness...pretty sure the Montana ram that just became new world record from was only 6 ( pretty sure it was 6...but never the less young for such a monster) whichs is crazy....

From: Brotsky
01-Nov-18
Such an awesome ram and experience for the hunter! Amazing animals! Pretty sure half pint will draw this tag next year! ;-)

From: BOWNBIRDHNTR
02-Nov-18
Opened the post and couldn't help but say "holy sh*t" out load. Awesome Ram and beautiful picture.

From: sticksender
02-Nov-18
What a great picture! Fantastic ram....congrats to the bow-hunter.

wildwilderness, just taking a guess from the pic....but possibly 8-1/2 yrs old?

From: Kurt
02-Nov-18
Greg, Maybe +8 but unsure on year two ring....might only be +7, can't see the second ring down by the broken off arrow fletch...maybe it is up at unbroken arrow fletches in the photo? Need a side view to be sure. Those monsters grow fast and usually die pretty young, many not making it naturally to 8 or 9, whether bighorn or thinhorn.

From: smarba
02-Nov-18

smarba's embedded Photo
smarba's embedded Photo
Agree need a better side photo to age, but when I zoom in red lines are most definitely growth rings, blue seemingly has to be one there somewhere, so 8.5 seems reasonable, maybe 9.5. Many of the growth rings are really long - must be some good nutrition and growth conditions!

From: grizzly
02-Nov-18
A man told me today that this hunter had the sheep at 80 yds with his rifle but decided to come back the next day with his bow to close the deal. How many people could do that ?

From: Robear
03-Nov-18
I would find the best taxidermist at the Smithsonian Museum Of Natural History to mount him. Then I would build a new house to showcase it. Sorta like that big grizzly at the Cody Museum Of The West. Then I would get a bottle of Pappy Van Winkle and sit in my easy chair every night and fall asleep looking at it. Probably have a little slobber on my chin when I'd wake up. What a ram!

From: Trial153
03-Nov-18
I would get excited just holding a sheep tag never mind the ram....

From: Treeline
03-Nov-18
Would love to hear the full story - a little more about the hunter and his background and if he was lucky in the draw. Will definitely be a great story!

From: sdantlers
03-Nov-18
He was extremely lucky in the draw. I drew one of 2 bighorn sheep tags in South Dakota in 2012 out of approximately 7,000 applications.

From: BOWUNTR
03-Nov-18
"Would love to hear the full story - a little more about the hunter and his background and if he was lucky in the draw. Will definitely be a great story!"

Show up at the P&Y Convention in Omaha and your wish will come true... plus you'll get to see the lifesize mount. Ed F

From: Treeline
03-Nov-18
Planning to be there, Ed! Looking forward to it!

From: Bou'bound
03-Nov-18
what a monstrosity. don't see many like that bad boy

From: Paul@thefort
03-Nov-18
WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!! x 10. Yes, would love to hear the whole story of this hunt. my best, Paul

From: Ermine
03-Nov-18
What a giant! What does it score?

From: Seahorse
04-Nov-18
Pfffft. I've seen better. But then I always wake up ;^P Super ram and photo.

From: Nick Muche
06-Nov-18
Unreal ram, good for him!

From: elkstabber
07-Nov-18
Can't wait to hear the story from the hunt. Spectacular ram!

From: Halibutman
07-Nov-18
It sure seems like the sheep stocked into the range of the "Audobon Bighorn" grow some gigantic head gear. I mean, damn. What a giant!

From: Halibutman
07-Nov-18
It sure seems like the sheep stocked into the range of the "Audobon Bighorn" grow some gigantic head gear. I mean, damn. What a giant!

From: bowana 711
09-Nov-18
The Ram is 7 1/2 Years old.

From: NvaGvUp
09-Dec-18
215"+ is what I heard.

What a TOAD!

From: fishnride
09-Dec-18
Damn!

From: Fauntleroy
09-Dec-18
NvaGvUp- Any more info or are ya just gonna tease us and leave us?

From: Mark Watkins
11-Dec-18
GIANT! Congrats to the hunter!!!

What a conservation success story!!!

Post any more info that may be found on the hunt/ram!

Mark

From: Deflatem
11-Dec-18
Beautiful in every way! CONGRATS!

11-Dec-18
You could not paint a better picture,,,, LOVE IT

From: NvaGvUp
11-Dec-18
Fauntleroy,

That's all I know for now, but 215" is a real number. That's a preliminary score, not a final P&Y score.

From: Brotsky
11-Dec-18
So 215” would be the P&Y record and the largest hunter killed sheep recorded by B&C? Wasn’t the dead head ram from MT 216” and change?

From: NvaGvUp
12-Dec-18
B&C is still looking at the ram which scored ~216, by a hunter, so that's not the pickup ram from the MY island

From: NvaGvUp
12-Dec-18
B&C is still looking at the ram which scored ~216, by a hunter, so that's not the pickup ram from the MT island

From: Tim Hoeck
28-Jan-19
I see p&y has officially said we have a new world record

From: t-roy
28-Jan-19
What an incredible animal! Looking forward seeing it at P&Y.

From: Bigdan
28-Jan-19
209 1/8 it is the new wr record

From: bill v
28-Jan-19
Holy- Sheep-Sh*t

From: BOWUNTR
28-Jan-19
Oh my... you gotta see this one in person... at the P&Y Convention. Ed F

https://www.pope-young.org/information/news_detail.asp?news=156

From: SoDakSooner
29-Jan-19
Friend of mine has a bunch of pics of this guy and some other studs on the hoof. Don't think he posts here but there is a similar thread on Rokslide where they are posted. SD has some great sheep. Too bad for us non residents we'll never see a tag for them, at least not there, or unless you are RICH.

From: Brotsky
29-Jan-19
Hell us residents of SD will never see one of these tags in our lifetime unless we essentially hit powerball type odds. Such an amazing animal and so awesome he took it with his bow rather than choosing to use the rifle. Great story! I hear rumors that there is a bigger one out there...we shall see! Until then I look forward to seeing this one in person in Omaha!

From: Rut Nut
05-Jun-19

Rut Nut's Link
Just came across this article. Thought you guys might like to read it.

From: duvall
05-Jun-19
yeah but did he get any trail cam pics of it? doesn't count

From: midwest
05-Jun-19
Saw the ram at P&Y convention. I'm not a big sheep fanatic but that thing was unreal. I was looking for the air valve where they blew up the horns!

From: Brotsky
05-Jun-19
Now the state of SD is going to auction off the next WR sheep to fund pheasant habitat for private landowners. Won't it be great when the next 200" sheep falls this fall and the money he raised goes to plant switchgrass on Royal Rooster Ranch shooting preserve? That's what's happening and only a couple handfuls of guys are speaking out about it.

05-Jun-19
The mount will be on display at the B&C Convention August 1-3 at Bass Pro Shops World Headquarters in Springfield, MO. Congrats to the bow hunter!

From: Kodiak
05-Jun-19
That's probably the best trophy pic I've ever seen.

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